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Ontario’s New Construction Act
Business
Monday December 18 2017

Ontario’s New Construction Act

Adjudication is somewhat similar to a mandatory arbitration, with new and strict rules leading hopefully toward ‘prompt payment’ legislation under Ontario’s new Construction Act. Part II.1...

Changes to the WA Construction Contracts Act
Business
Tuesday January 10 2017

Changes to the WA Construction Contracts Act

On December 15, some important changes came into effect in relation to the Western Australia Construction Contracts Act. These changes make it easier to take payment...

Can Adjudication Applications be Withdrawn if the Parties Settle?
Business
Tuesday May 3 2016

Can Adjudication Applications be Withdrawn if the Parties Settle?

It is often the case that respondents to an adjudication application seek to have the claimant withdraw the application on the promise of payment or a...

NZ Adjudication: If it’s Not Broken, Don’t Fix it
Business
Tuesday January 19 2016

NZ Adjudication: If it’s Not Broken, Don’t Fix it

Following in the UK’s footsteps, New Zealand introduced the Construction Contracts Act in 2004, bringing adjudication into the realm of alternative dispute resolution as a statutory...

Reference Dates: Who Decides?
Business
Thursday January 14 2016

Reference Dates: Who Decides?

In September and November of last year, the Courts of Appeal of Victoria and New South Wales each issued judgments on whether an adjudicator’s decision about...

What’s its Value? The Biggest Argument in Construction
Business
Monday January 4 2016

What’s its Value? The Biggest Argument in Construction

If there’s one common theme in construction disputes, it's arguments about value.

Security of Payments: No Right to Payment After Termination
Business
Sunday February 8 2015

Security of Payments: No Right to Payment After Termination

The case of Patrick Stevedores Operations No. 2 Pty Ltd v McConnell Dowell Constructors (Aust) Pty Ltd was heard in the Supreme Court toward the...

Adjudication, Mediation, Arbitration…
Business
Tuesday February 3 2015

Adjudication, Mediation, Arbitration…

I just read a very well researched paper from an American Law professor, which looked at managing conflict in construction, and the various forms of dispute...

Don’t Confuse Adjudication with Adjudicators
Business
Wednesday September 17 2014

Don’t Confuse Adjudication with Adjudicators

When the Security of Payment Act started in New South Wales 14 years ago its stated purpose was made clear in the then Minister for Public...